BLOOMINGBURG. NY – “The more things change the more they stay the same,” is how the saying goes and if you’re a Mets fan you live it every [frogging bunk tile] season. Every. Season. No sooner did the chubby new super fan billionaire mistakenly purchase the team and shoot his mouth off about his objectives, did Robbie Cano get caught cheating… again. The team saves $24M this year but is still on the hook for the remaining four years of the horrible contract. Eat your heart out Bobby Bonilla. I don’t dispute the Mets going after some big name free agents, however the black cloud hanging over this franchise when it comes to free agents is difficult to overlook. For every acquisition (trade or otherwise) there’s ten Canos to one Piazza. Don’t try to tell me different, as the history speaks for itself. The Metropolitans shop at used car lots instead of dealerships with certified pre-owned inventory. They always have and always will. And should this Cohen character actually get a player or two in their prime, they’ll succumb to injury or freak accident, thus ending their once promising careers. If you think I’m the only thinking this way, read this. But hey, you allegedly came here for Cheesy Bruin’s FREE NFL Picks, not Cheesy Bruin’s Baseball Bitching, so let’s leave the diamonds for the gridirons.
It’s tough picking football games this time of year, especially in the expected second wave of a pandemic. In fact, I’d like it if we can put an asterisk on all sports seasons of this 2020 since everything is off including, my once and stellar selections. With that, here are a few more picks to bet against.
Don’t look now but the Minnesota Vikings have ripped off three in a row and can pull even to a 5-5 record with a victory over the inept Dallas Cowboys. During this purple streak, bettors have cashed on six of the last seven Vikes games and there’s little to believe they don’t get the job done at home today, where they’ve struggled at 1-3 so far. The home folks leave happy today. The Pick? MINNESOTA VIKINGS -7 over Dallas Cowboys
Am I the only fool who thinks the Jets are getting close to a victory? This is a team that could’ve packed it in four weeks ago but continue to fight, albeit in a losing manner. Today I like the J-E-T-S in this spot, facing a rookie QB who has lost three in a row and is a prohibitive favorite. I’m also more than a little surprised at the play of Joe Flacco, as the offense has looked functional with him under center. Should he start, this is a best bet. The Pick? New York Jets +9.5 over LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
I see zero defense being played in this game. Just a gut feeling is all. The Pick? Philadelphia/CLEVELAND OVER 47.5
Sometimes you have to break things down when you wager on a total. Forty-eight and a half points is seven touchdowns and six successful PATs to win an under wager on that number. Think about an offense like New England, which lacks big play explosiveness, and their opponent in the Texans, who have been dreadful without DeAndre Hopkins and are stuck in neutral. Can’t see this getting close to 48.5. The Pick? New England/HOUSTON UNDER 48.5
And there you have it. Start spending the winnings now, comment below and come back tomorrow for the Sports Rain Man, Junoir Blaber.